'Chessboard Planet', Galaxy Science Fiction Novels Number 26, 1954. Published by Galaxy Publishing Company, 421 Hudson Street, New York 14, New York. Written by Lewis Padgett. Dimensions are 5 1/2" width by 7 1/4" Height and weight 88.1 grams, 130 pages. Copyright was reported in 1951, but no registration or renewal was recorded, this work is Public Domain under Rule 6 of the Copyright Statutes of the United States. Etext created by Gerard Arthus. http://OpenEducation.org Go to the above site to find out more about the digitization of this item and the on-going attempt to help make 'Knowledge' and 'Information' available to everyone, anywhere, at any time, for no cost. There are many forces at work which are attempting to turn 'Public Domain' information into a commodity which some can milk for a profit. This parasitic use of information which should be freely available for all to access is an Intellectual Crime and should not be tolerated. Hi-resolution images included.
December 30, 2021 Subject:
Thank you for the review. It is heartening to see people access these works. The work was worth the effort.
December 28, 2021 Subject:
Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore
Lewis Padgett was the pseudonym of one of the greatest writing teams in SF history: husband and wife, Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore. Together they were masters of the short story. Their novella "Vintage Season" is one of the most bitter-sweet stories I've ever read. They also wrote a number of hilariously zany short stories about a family mutant hillbillies, and another series about a professor who can only remember his works of genius when he's drunk.
Their novels, at least the ones I've read so far, didn't live up to the standard of their short-form works. I haven't read "Chessboard Planet" yet, but I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for posting it.